Happy Thursday Grow Together Leaders, I hope your week has been a good one.
INTROVERTS IN GROUPS/CLASSES
I’m not sure what comes to your mind when you think about the word “introvert”, but the truth is many of us have misconceptions about the way introverts function and specifically how they fit in small groups and classes. In fact, it might surprise you to know that I am an introvert, and I know that many of you are as well.
Anyway, I found this great article on introverts and small groups, that I wanted to pass along for you to read. We all have people who are introverted in our groups/classes, so hopefully this will give each of us an even greater understanding of the way introverts think and function, so we can serve and lead them even better.
LOVE WHERE YOU ARE
As I mentioned in the Huddle last weekend, we are beginning a series next weekend (May 7 &8) called “Love Where You Are”. Over the course of 4 weeks we are going to take a close look at the theology of evangelism, while also encouraging our congregation to take very practical steps in praying for and getting to know their actual neighbors.
As a part of this series, I am writing a 2 week study to go along with this series. I would highly encourage you to use this study with your group or class. The study will be 2 weeks long and can be used at any point during this series or in the summer. My plan is to post this study next Thursday on this blog.
You should have received an invitation this week to create an account on Rightnow Media. Please let me know if you did not receive the invitation. As you begin to explore your account and what Rightnow can do, please send me any thoughts and questions you have. We will be rolling this out to the congregation May 14 and 15, and I would love to have your feedback to help others as they join.
One of the reasons I am excited about Rightnow Media is the training opportunities that are available to you as a Small Group Leader or Teacher. I would encourage you to go through the course called “3 Patterns of Healthy Small Group“. You can find it by clicking here. I have already sent an invitation to this course to those of you who have created an account.
FINDING YOUR WAY BACK TO GOD
Our big series for the fall is called “Finding Your Way Back to God”. We will be teaching this and using it as a way to launch groups as well. We would also love your small group or class to join us in this series in the fall. If you would like to preview this series, check it out on Rightnow Media by clicking here.
Thanks again, please let me know if there is any way I can serve your group.